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Poster: Batke Date: Nov 7, 2008 1:22am
Forum: texts Subject: Reprise of the upload discussion.

I am new and this is my first post.

I noticed that some Google scans are being uploaded to IA. This seems to be the case even when IA already has a copy of the book.

Case: Zinkeisen, History of the Ottoman Empire, in German.
IA has had the full set 7 vols plus the index volume. Someone has uploaded vol. two from Google (due to Googles multi-volume set problem only vol. two is available).

So I conclude. The person who did the upload has no interest in Zinkeisen and is just uploding wholesale without checking.

The person who did the upload does not know about the multi-volume set problem and uploads orphans randomly.

Is anyone worried about the IA becoming a junk-pile.

To date I have only been looking for things on the ottoman empire and find IA to be faily well-maintained. Am I deluded.

puzzled and amazed.

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Poster: Batke Date: Nov 7, 2008 1:54am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Reprise of the upload discussion.

I'll ammend my own post. Has someone uploaded all of Google to the IA, including the indexes? The answer is yes.

This is fairly major. Now I can get Google scans with the full function without on IA without using my Google account?

Is Google happy about this? I was under the impression that the whole account thing was to track use so the ranking can be improved?

amazder and amazder

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Poster: garthus Date: Nov 7, 2008 7:24pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Reprise of the upload discussion.

Question is whether the editions are the same between what was on IA and what was on google, there often are many editions of the same work and it would be nice to have all of them in the archive, however cleaning this up would be a little work. I assume that is why collection categories are created, to allow the segregation of materials by content. In any case I would think that taking as much as is possible and cleaning it up later may be a more optimal situation, unless there are real storage issues.

gerry

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Poster: m.r.b. Date: Nov 9, 2008 1:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Reprise of the upload discussion.

"I assume that is why collection categories are created, to allow the segregation of materials by content."

Does anyone know if there a way to filter out the Google scans when searching? (I find all the search options a little confusing, though I can usually muddle my way through. Aplogies if there's an obvious answer that I missed.)

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Poster: donuil Date: Nov 9, 2008 7:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Reprise of the upload discussion.

Well, the simplest way would be to conduct your searches through the 'Advanced Search' page. Go to Texts and click 'Advanced Search' or go straight here: http://www.archive.org/advancedsearch.php

Under the 'description' field, click the drop-down list and select 'does not contain', and type Google into the box. Because all Google scans say 'digitized by Google etc.' in the description field this will stop them from showing up. Use the other fields to conduct your search as normal.